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's likely to move us forward. >> if the three of us were to accept as many of us are that the lack of jobs and economic dysfunction is a result of our structure, this is not something you wade out. this is something you have to days and deal with. we have a broken structure. why, peter, do you think our government appears to unwilling to accept the need to deal with it and still have this, we'll just wait this one out attitude? >> the big financial houses have infiltrated the treasury department. the only difference is that we've got from the sixth floor to seventh floor at goldman sachs back down to the sixth floor. they're getting bonuses as big as ever. they're doing municipal workouts that are going to lead to trouble. with regard to china, i know glenn doesn't agree, but we have to do something fundamental about the trade deficit with china if we're going to have enough to mend for what americans make so we can get out of this recession. >> glenn, do you agree that there appears to be at the least, an aspect of denial when it comes to policy action from our government? >> i think it's
with us, mary from arizona, was forced to go back to work when her husband lost his job. start with you diane. put this in context for us how prevalent is this problem and how are you defining it? >> it's not about women going into the workforce cht that's been happening for a generation. this is about women who have been, maybe they worked part time. they've been homemakers. they're going in to be the breadwinners because their husband's income has been diminished. it's likely a permanent shift. it's a much lower base. the types of base women are getting are not the jobs being lost. >> why do you say it's permanent? >> you look at what's happening, there's a lot of factors. diminished 401(k)s. stock portfolios that are done. housing prices, down. the average american family's wealth has been diminished, so you need that two income more than ever. the other reality is more often than not, it's one income or one and a half at this point because the husbands are not getting the jobs they used to have. >> mary, would you share a little of your story with us? >> sure. my husband was laid of
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